Senator Kirk Internship Program

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Senator Kirk serves the people of Illinois in the United States Senate and works for the benefit of all residents of Illinois by supporting policies to lower government spending and taxes. To achieve those goals, Sen. Kirk seeks bipartisan solutions, supports an end to earmark spending and encourages lawmakers to enact a presidential line-item veto and approve the late U.S. Sen. Paul Simon’s Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution.

The Internship Program will provide students and recent graduates with a hands-on learning experience. Each intern will participate in the political process and earn valuable hands-on experience. In addition to experience, those who complete the required hours will receive a letter of recommendation from Campaign Manager Kevin Artl. You may also earn school credit*.

*If you are receiving internship credit from your school for participating in the internship program, please attach your school’s requirements and other pertinent information.


Recruiting and scheduling volunteers, collecting petition signatures, contacting and coordinating with candidates and the Republican party, aiding in writing and analyzing reports, general office management and data analysis.

15+ hours per week. Beginning in the Fall Semester. (Dates flexible depending on College)


Answer the following questions:
Why are you a Republican?
Why are you interested in interning with Senator Kirk’s Office and what do you hope to gain from the experience?
Who is your Republican role model and why?
Tell us something about yourself that is not on your resume.

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